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Juvenile, Mardi Gras

As his next album, Rejuvination, still sits in limbo, Juvenile doesn’t want to put a halt on his celebration, as he serves up his Mardi Gras mixtape. With Mannie Fresh handling some of the production and old friends Wacko and Skip along for a handful of features, the tape seems to be Juvie’s attempt to recapture some of the elements of his mid-career success. The undeniable highpoint of the release comes early on, as Rick Ross joins the New Orleans rapper on the Mannie Fresh-crafted “Power.” The militant joint shows that Juvenile is able to hold his own while riding ...

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